Although Apple's included Front Row software is adequate, MediaCentral takes the definition of Mac home theatre to an entirely new level.
The Apple Core
Apple technology keeps gaining respect in the executive suite, with businesses and in the data center. Jason O'Grady and David Morgenstern deliver critical news and penetrating analysis that managers need to succeed.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 18 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
One of my biggest pet-peeves about IM services are their proprietary protocols. If you're on AIM/iChat and your friend is on something else (Yahoo, MSN, etc.) you're hosed. Sure, there are a bunch of third-party IM clients available (like Adium) but they only interoperate for text - they won't do audio or video chats.
Finally an upgrade to the venerable Treo 650 that runs the Palm OS.
.Mac began in 2000 as a service called iTools that offered iReviews, iCards, KidSafe, Mac.com Web/POP email, iDisk and HomePage. People flocked to the service because it was useful and it was free.
Apple has updated Boot Camp (specifically Boot Camp Assistant), their disruptive software that allows Intel Macs to run Windows natively, to version 1.0.2 beta 1.
It looks like Apple is preparing to make a big splash at Macworld Expo in January with iWork '07.
We Macheads tend to be obsessive upgraders, we keep tabs on our favorite software and tend to keep it fanatically up-to-date. Sites like MacUpdate.com (my personal fave) and VersionTracker.com prove indispensable at tracking our favorite application versions and user comments about them. There's a new kid on the block that combines software updates with social networking and the ability to discover new applications.
Let me start off by saying that I have a bag fetish. I live for bags and love all the different options for carrying around my MacBook in style. Whether it's a shoulder bag, messenger bag or backpack, each has its place and specific application and place. A bag is a part of your wardrobe and should be treated as such.
Over at MacInTouch, reader Rickard Almqvist reports that Apple has updated the MacBook Pro logic board and that it "got rid of all whine."
DigiTimes is reporting that sales of Apple's Intel Core Duo-powered MacBook notebooks are exceeding initial estimates and that the company is consider expanding the line to include a 15-inch model. I think that it would kill MacBook Pro sales and that they should release a 12-inch model instead.